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Default 1,000 Italian Foo Fighters fans request a gig and Grohl says, "yes"!

That is what I call "dedicated fans"! Italians do it better!

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May 2014: The idea pops out

The Foo Fighters are not in Romagna since 1997, it's time to get them back, but we need a crazy idea.
We have to organize something that kicks ass worldwide and can be seen by Dave Grohl : we will ask one thousand rockers to play one of their songs, all together and at the same time.
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http://www.rockin1000.com/diario.php


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1,000 Musicians Played A Foo Fighters Song At Once And It Was Insane (Video)
http://elitedaily.com/music/1000-mus...video/1155539/


Dave Grohl's message (video):
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BBC: We've translated Dave Grohl's Italian message to fans in Cesena
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/articl...fans-in-cesena


https://twitter.com/rockin_1000?lang=fr
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Italians do it better!
I have always thought so - but I'm Italian

Seriously though, what a cool thing to do.
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How do you get 1,000 singers, guitarists, bassists and drummers sounding that tight? The sound crew deserve a Nobel prize!
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How do you get 1,000 singers, guitarists, bassists and drummers sounding that tight? The sound crew deserve a Nobel prize!
Dedication, passion, solidarity, fun and hard work.

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The man who organised the whole event, Fabio Zaffagnini, said that he'd he spent a year putting Rockin' 1000 together.

He said: "Italy is a country where dreams can't easily come true but it's a land of passion and creativity.

"So what we did is just a huge, huge miracle. I've been working on this project for one year, waking up every morning thinking about how to make it real."
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/articl...ormed-in-italy

Most of all, how do you get 250 drummers, 150 bassists, 350 guitarists and 250 singers to play together in perfect harmony? All the drummers had headphones and a click to get them started (TU-PRA!) + visual aid with the conductor (a professional one) at the top of the steel "tower". Nonetheless it was a lot of hard work, I watched several videos of the rehearsals, instrument by instrument, and read what some of the musicians and staff wrote and... WOW! Yes, it's a huge miracle.




The video got 15 228 245 views in 3 days! re-WOW! *double thumbs up*

It's not the first time that such Guinness records events are organized, for example last year 1,000 musicians and singers from French Brittany tried it too (and failed because of a problem with the percentage of instruments required by Guinness) but I see a lot less enthusiasm and joy:
http://www.huffingtonpost.fr/2014/06...n_5488716.html
And the cherry on the pie for the Italians is that they did it to get the FF play their town and they succeeded.
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Default UPDATE: The town of Cesena sang it again on Nov 3

but I don't think it came out quite as good...


The original video now has 26,734,678 views -- this one has only 26,732,871 to go...
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The original video now has 26,734,678 views
My family & friends are responsible for a few dozens views! Now that we know the fans version, we don't like the original that much anymore... Never happened before with any song by any band.


Dave Grohl's TY speech video has 145 248 views so far, i.e. thousands more than their rendition of the song!
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They're back!

http://teamrock.com/news/2016-08-03/...-1000-fan-army

and the Russians tried it too: IML
https://www.facebook.com/rocknmob/vi...9135241967626/

https://www.facebook.com/bonjovi.rus...9803679787151/
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The White Stripes song is a disappointment -- should have pumped up the bass line.
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